Why the World Needs More Chicagos

It is 1 degree Fahrenheit this Sunday morning. I’ve been here in Chicago a full week for a project.  A west facing window at a close relative’s house, has an ice veneer over 90% of its surface.  It is not even a month past the Midwinter mark and the ground is nearly permafrost.  So, whyContinue reading “Why the World Needs More Chicagos”

Christmas Eve 2019: The Life Artist

The Life Artist: Camellia on Pool Water, Christmas Eve, 2019 ©2019, Vincent Hostak From now forwardwhen I’m called to thinkof christmas eveit will be a camellia on pool waterwhich first appears.Snowdrifts and holly crowns,will always have their place.But winter comes in many shades.Stories are shared.Each tell: how it all began,how we changed,became better or wereContinue reading “Christmas Eve 2019: The Life Artist”

Conversation with the Night Sky

on the Solstice, December 2019 Bearing only a sliver of lightso I might know I adressedthe sky at all, I asked: Why must there be more black night?”So I may replenish the color of crow feathers,that wolves may know when to sing,that the moon might casta reflection in black waterand know that it is beautiful.ShouldContinue reading “Conversation with the Night Sky”